Residents advised to take care as flood alerts remain in place

Toll Bar Rugby Club Pitch is flooded after the weeks downpour.  Picture: Andrew Roe
Toll Bar Rugby Club Pitch is flooded after the weeks downpour. Picture: Andrew Roe
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FLOOD alerts remain in place in the Doncaster area after a weekend of heavy rain has caused major problems on the borough’s roads.

The horror of the 2007 floods was brought back to Toll Bar residents this weekend as firefighters and flood wardens worked to stop the road becoming waterlogged.

Flood alerts remain in place for the River Don Lower Catchment area - with flooding possible between Hexthorpe and Stainforth as well as the Bentley area.

The Environment Agency have advised that River levels across Doncaster are continuing to drop this morning. Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Police are working together monitor the situation and are ready to respond if needed.

Torrential rain caused school and road closures across the borough on Friday with crews battling for hours pumping water away from Askern Road.

Firefighters also worked through Friday night to prevent flood water getting to an electrical sub-station which was used to power Hatfield Colliery.

The Environment Agency have said today that river levels were returning to normal but there was still risk of localised surface water flooding.

Denaby Main primary remains closed today due to flood damage with the following roads still closed:

•Fordstead Lane, Barnby Dun

•Wilsic Lane, Tickhill

•South End Road at Thorne

Roads previously closed but now re-opened:

•C22 Doncaster Road, High Melton

•Broomhouse Lane, Edlington

•A6023 Low Road, Conisbrough

•Nursery Lane, Sprotbrough

•Station Road, Conisbrough

•Carr Lane, Conisbrough

•Pastures Road at Denaby Ings inc. Melton Mill and Hollow Lane

•Denaby Lane at Old Denaby

•Gray’s Bridge Denaby (adjacent to the Leisure Centre)

•Scotch Spring Lane, Stainton

•Jubilee Bridge, Fishlake (Sour Lane)

•Scott Lane at Braithwell

If you are concerned about imminent flooding, please contact the Public Information Help Line on 01302 735688.

For the latest information and advice on river levels and flooding including how to prepare for a flood visit Environment Agency or call the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 1188 using quickdial 138222 for up-to-date flooding information.

Do you live in an area hit by the 2007 floods? Has the response of the authorities meant your home is now better protected? Let us know @DonnyFreePress or at editorial@doncastertoday.co.uk